Posts Tagged ‘implementations’

HSBC says it’s made the world’s first trade finance transaction using blockchain

HSBC claimed on Monday it had performed the world’s first commercially viable trade finance transaction using blockchain technology. The bank issued a letter of credit for U.S. food and agriculture firm Cargill. The trade finance transaction involved a bulk shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia. The letter of credit was issued from HSBC to […]

Aion launches first public blockchain network

The Aion Network wants to be the underlying infrastructure for a network of blockchains in a similar way that TCP/IP drove the proliferation of the internet. To that end, the company, which originally began as a for-profit startup called Nuco, has decided to become a not-for-profit organization with the goal of setting up protocols for a […]

Austin is piloting blockchain to improve homeless services

The city of Austin is piloting a new blockchain platform to improve identity services for its homeless population. The goal of the program is to consolidate the identity and vital records of each homeless person in a safe and confidential way while providing a means for service providers to access that information. By using blockchain, […]

A 27-year-old PhD holder has a plan to make blockchain mainstream

Loi Luu is a 27-year-old Vietnamese PhD graduate in computer science from the National University of Singapore. He did research on cryptocurrencies and the security of smart contracts – a crucial feature in any blockchain that allows the automatic exchange of assets. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a Singapore-headquartered exchange […]

LinkedIn Co-Founder Creating Hub Token, a New Blockchain Startup

Eric Ly, the co-founder of LinkedIn, is embarking on a new venture, this time in the blockchain arena. Hub (or the Human Trust Protocol) is a project engaging in the brave task of facilitating trust across the internet.  The Human Trust Protocol follows in the vein of projects such as Civic or other identity coins, which […]

KICKICO Further Expands KickCoin by Adopting Bancor Protocol

KICKICO, an online blockchain technology-based platform for fundraising in cryptocurrencies, has achieved another milestone in its roadmap. KickCoin is now integrated with the Bancor Protocol, which increases the token’s liquidity and unlocks additional opportunities for its conversion and use. Read more

West Virginia Becomes First state to Implement Blockchain Mobile Voting Solution

West Virginia is testing a secure military mobile voting solution for military service members who can’t vote in person.  It will become the first such state to test mobile voting by blockchain in a federal election. This is a pilot project and will at first be restricted to two counties. For the program to be utilized, […]

Game Giant Unity to Work With Kik’s ICO Token

The Kin Foundation will work with Unity – the maker of a popular game engine – to develop a gaming-specific SDK that will allow millions of Unity developers to integrate kin token into their designs. In practical terms, this means that the team will introduce a wallet and a marketplace for developers. After emerging from its beta […]

Polish bank begins using a blockchain-based document management system

A blockchain company called Coinfirm has announced a partnership with PKO BP, a major Polish bank, to provide blockchain-based document verification using a tool called Trudatum. The project is a an actual implementation of one of the primary benefits of blockchain-based tools, namely its ability to permanently and immutably store data. The Trudatum tool essentially allows PKO BP to […]

China’s central bank institute launches first blockchain platform

A research institute under the People’s Bank of China has launched a blockchain-based platform, the first of its kind to be launched under China’s central bank. The Hangzhou Blockchain Research Institute presented its Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP) at the Global Financial Science and Technology Summit in Hangzhou. The platform aims to cut through China’s bureaucracy, daunting […]